Adult Faith Formation

ADULT EDUCATION
 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)

RCIA is the formation process for those who are seeking to become members of the Catholic community. It is a formation process rather than just an instruction class. Although it does have instruction as part of the process, the focus is on conversion and initiation into the community of faith. The hope is that those wanting to become Catholic will not only learn about what it means to be Catholic, but that they will also experience the faith of those who are already members of the Church.

Each catechumen has a sponsor who journeys with them through the process. The role of the sponsor is to share his or her faith journey with the catechumen. Please contact the office if you would like to become a sponsor. People interested in our Catholic faith may inquire anytime.

Dru Squires  545-5516

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY

The Scripture study is a parish-based program that leads people to a greater understanding of the Bible and awareness of God’s living presence in sacred Scripture and shares an appreciation of how the Bible can be applied to daily life. Benefits include:

  • Fuller understanding of the Bible.
  • Richer appreciation of the faith tradition of the Church.
  • Stronger understanding of the connection between faith and life.
  • Deeper, more personal relationship with God.
  • Fuller experience of Christian community.

There are four essential elements of our Scripture Study:

  • Daily personal study: 20 minutes each day reflecting on an assigned section of the Scripture.
  • Weekly small-group sharing: Wednesday mornings, 9:00-11:00 a.m. or Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Wrap-up lecture: 50-minute video lecture following the small-group discussions to develop and clarify the themes of the lesson.
  • Prayer: The most essential element, which consists of daily personal prayer and shared prayer.

Video-based studies are offered at the church in the fall and range from 8 to 10 weeks in length.

Mary Beth Casazza  783-3165

 

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